Jimmy Kimmel's Emotional Monologue Was About His Newborn Son Having Open-Heart Surgery

Jimmy Kimmel doesn't get serious very often, but he did in his monologue last night, where he talked about how his newborn son was born with a heart defect.  And naturally, he fought back tears through the whole thing.



Jimmy's wife Molly gave birth to their second child two weeks ago.  His name is Billy, and when he was just three days old, he had to undergo open heart surgery at the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.



He started off by saying, quote, "I have a story to tell about something that happened to our family last week, and I'm sorry . . . it was a scary story, and before I go into it, I want you to know that it has a happy ending, so don't get too upset."



He said Billy appeared to be healthy at first, but then one of the nurses noticed something wrong, and when they looked into it, they discovered that he had a HOLE in the wall of his heart.



Fortunately, the surgery went well and Billy is already home with his parents.  Jimmy thanked a long list of doctors and care providers and then asked for people to donate to the Children's Hospital. 

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